Is This The Worst Resume Example Ever?

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As an HR practitioner who has hired and interviewed thousands of candidates, there are things I like to see when it comes to your resume. Sometimes these suggestions and tips are related to personal preference like font style, layout and the flow of a resume. Other times, my suggestions like keeping your resume in neutral colors and in a word doc versus a .pdf are recommendations made based on HR and hiring technology used to filter and screen resumes called at ATS or applicant tracking system.

Is This The Worst Resume Example Ever?

I came across this “interesting” resume this week. You can see it below. While entertaining, it has broken all of the resume rules and yet I might just give Joseph a call myself just to see what kind of guy he actually is? I admire his creativity. But the question is as a hiring manager, would you interview this guy after viewing this resume?



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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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